Venerable Lobsang Tendar
Tibetan Children's Fund
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Lama Tendar was born in the Kham district, Eastern Tibet and became a monk at the age of twelve at Dego Somdupling Monastery in the Mahayana tradition. In Lhasa, Lama Tendar studied at Gyuto Ramoche Monastery for seven years, learning the ancient art of Tibetan tantric chanting, prayer and meditation.
Lama Tendar later attended the Tenzin Gang Gyuto monastery and studied at the Gyuto Tantric University for a further 14 years. It was here that he qualified as a teacher of sacred Buddhist art.
In 2000, Lama Tendar commenced traveling to various European countries as Chant Master with the Gyuto monks. Lama Tendar came to Australia for the first time in 2001, traveling extensively with the Gyuto monks, chanting, making sand mandalas, butter sculptures and teaching deep meditation.
Returning to Australia in 2003, Lama Tendar became an Australian citizen in June 2005 and now resides in Melbourne, teaching meditation, Tibetan language, sacred art and chant at the Medicine Buddha Tantrayana Meditation Centre.
Lama Tendar regularly travels around Australia to teach meditation and healing at various centres and retreats, performing blessings, sacred rituals and Buddhist ceremonies and also participating in community cultural programs.
Known for his Tibetan Buddhist healing qualities, and beautiful harmonic chanting, he has benefited numberless beings in Australia and abroad. Lama Tendar has dedicated his life to serving others and since his arrival in Australia, he has worked tirelessly to achieve his goals. In doing so, he is emulating the “way of a Bodhisattva.”
Lama Tendar had the great honour of being chosen to be the Head Chant Master for His Holiness The Dalai Lama’s teachings in the Blue Mountains in June 2015.
Lama Tendar's Teachers
The 14th Dalai Lama
Gautama Buddha, also known as Siddhārtha Gautama, Shakyamuni Buddha, or simply the Buddha, after the title of Buddha, was an ascetic and sage, on whose teachings Buddhism was founded.
The 14th Dalai Lama is the current Dalai Lama. Dalai Lamas are important monks of the Gelug school, the newest school of Tibetan Buddhism which is nominally headed by the Ganden Tripas.
Lama Tendar's first teacher in Tibet, Tibetan Healing Master and Phakpa Lha.
Lama Tendar's second teacher in India's Gyuto Monastery, Tibetan Tantra Master, Butter Sculpture, and Mandala teaching.
In October 2007, Tendar received news from India that his teacher Samten Tharchen had passed away. Samten passed into the bardo peacefully. Tendar asks that people not feel sad, as Samten passed on with clear mind. One day he was not feeling well and the next day he was gone.
Samten Tharchen left Tibet in 1959, at the same time as HH The Dalai Lama took exile in India. Samten Tharchen became Tendar's teacher in 1989 when Tendar was also exiled to India in Tenzin Gang for 14 years and then in the Ramoche Monastery near Dharmsala.
Samten Tharchen was a well respected teacher and healer who had recently returned to his beloved Tibet for one year to teach. We are grateful he was such a wonderful teacher to Tendar!
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